Within the territory of the Monastery it is worth
seeing the church dating back to the 15th century and dedicated to Zoodochos
Pigi ("the source of life") and the tomb of Osios Charalambos. Two feasts
take place in the Monastery in honour of Panaghia (Holy Virgin) on the
15th of August and of Osios Charalambos on the 23rd of August.
If you feel like wandering around, don't miss to visit the village of Petrokefali,
some 4 kilometres southwestern to Mires; the village has beautiful buildings
and an interesting church dedicated to the Holy Spirit. Some 5 kilometres at
the South of Mires it is found the village of Pombia with the church of Aghios
Georghios, from where you have a marvellous view of the Messara plain.
A series of cultural activities take place in July and August. If you
are in Mires during the Carnival (February or March) you will enjoy the
great carnival feast organised in the town.
Mires is not a tourist destination and thus accommodation facilities
are restricted; however, the visitor of the area may find lodging in
the nearby tourist resorts.
On the contrary, there are several alternatives for food and drink. The
town is crowded every day, but mostly in Saturday, where there is held
the open market, where the visitor may buy a wide range of local products.
In case of emergency, a Medical Centre is available in the town.
Access from Heraklion is easy by public bus, with frequent service,
as well as by rented and private cars and motorbikes.